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Once Only Imagined

Once Only Imagined celebrates fantasy fiction from the publication of The Lord of the Rings through to the end of the 20th century. Over thirty essays present attentive readings of individual books including established fantasy classics, visionary mainstream writing, and some too-often-overlooked treasures.

Writer and critic Matthew Surridge has gathered articles first published at Blackgate.com and added nine all-new essays. This follow-up to 2015's Reading Strange Matters collection explores more great writing, suggesting new angles on the imaginative and the mythic.

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About Once Only Imagined

Once Only Imagined celebrates some of the best in fantasy from the publication of The Lord of the Rings through to the end of the 20th century. Over thirty essays present attentive readings of individual books by way of describing a literary history of the fantastic.

Some of the writings covered are established fantasy classics, such as Alan Garner's The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and Mary Gentle's Ash. Others, such as Ben Okri's Famished Road cycle or Jan Morris' Hav, were published outside of genre. And some are too-often-overlooked treasures, wonderful works like Gill Alderman's The Memory Palace, James Stoddard's novels of Evenmere, or the children's fiction of Joan North.

Writer and critic Matthew Surridge has gathered articles first published at Blackgate.com and added nine all-new essays. This follow-up to 2015's Reading Strange Matters collection explores more great writing, suggesting new angles on the visionary and the fantastic.

This PayHip edition is a .zip file which includes Once Only Imagined in ePub, mobi, and PDF formats.

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